Source: Jordan Gill,, May 22, 2020

Due to COVID-19, temporary foreign workers are not allowed to enter the province.

New Brunswick farming groups say the province’s local food supply is on “the verge of collapse” because of the government’s refusal to admit temporary foreign workers.

At a joint press conference, the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick, Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick, and Really Local Harvest said a survey of 18 farms suggests that 2,000 acres will go unplanted this season on those properties.

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